interventionism

[ in-ter-ven-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm /
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noun

the policy or doctrine of intervening, especially government interference in the affairs of another state or in domestic economic affairs.

Origin of interventionism

First recorded in 1920–25; intervention + -ism

Related forms

in·ter·ven·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interventionist

interventionist

/ (ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃənɪst) /

adjective

of, relating to, or advocating intervention, esp in the affairs of a foreign country

noun

an interventionist person or state

Derived Forms

interventionism, noun
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